What does the future of work look like?


What does the future of work look like? This newsletter is based on a video created by McKinsey, a worldwide management consulting firm, that interviewed experts from the academic world as well as leaders in business, to review and discuss what skills will be in demand in the future and how people can prepare for a “world where we interact more closely with machines.”

The interviews were filmed in April 2017 at the Digital Future of Work Summit in New York, which was hosted by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) and New York University’s Stern School of Business. Click here to watch.

future-work20 to 30 years ago, web developers and SEO specialist did not exist. Careers had not evolved the way they have in the past 10 years and it is very clear that if you want to succeed, it is vital to embrace change. “Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw.

We need to accept and embrace that things change, and if we want to stay ahead of the crowd we need to embrace the process of change. Even education is continually evolving. Education means a form of learning in which knowledge and skills are transferred through teaching, training, and research. Many people agree that in order to improve your life, education is vital. However, the advent of technology in the 21st century has dramatically changed the ways in which we communicate and very few educators would disagree with the notion that technology has dramatically altered the teaching and learning process.

“We know that machines cannot do everything and to be as productive as it could be, this new automation age will also require a range of human skills in the workplace, from technological expertise to essential social and emotional capabilities.”

In this video Susan Lund emphasises that, “For young people today, what’s clear is that they’re going to need to continue to learn throughout their lifetime. The idea that you get an education when you’re young and then you stop and you go and work for 40 or 50 years with that educational training, is over. All of us are going to have to continue to adapt, get new skills, and possibly go back for different types of training and credentials.”

Academy of York has a number of online and distance learning courses – the future is all about life-long learning and what better way to embrace the future than by studying in this medium, which is one of the most effective and best ways of learning. Many students fear that they need to attend classes or that they won’t get support, but this is not true with Academy of York:
  1. Online and Distance Education is seen as the MOST effective medium as you can study at your own pace and receive support as and when you need it.
  2. Over 400 000 people are enrolled as distance learners – Distance Learning is more cost effective and affordable than classroom based education.
  3. With our Fanatical Student Support, you will receive regular calls from your Student Coach to assist you every step of the way and our Course Coordinators will answer any query on your course material. We also have Subject Matter Experts who can assist you further. We are 100% dedicated to your study success.
  4. Read our Success Stories to see how studying can help you change your life, get a job and improve your skills and knowledge.

Studying online has never been simpler. With the growing demand for convenient accredited qualifications, Academy of York is excited to launch a 50% saving for all students who sign up for an ONLINE course during October. At the click of a button, when you study online, you have access to lecturers who are specialists in their field, offering you a dynamic, blended learning environment and providing you with a competitive edge as you develop your career.